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  • ... my new PRIMARY browser

    54 70.13%
  • ... useful, but my current browser is just fine, thank you.

    20 25.97%
  • ... pointless. Why bother?

    3 3.90%
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    Well... There you go... Better already! Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOriginalH
    ctrl "t"

    Or install the mouse-gestures plug-in (a must for me), and right-click - move "up".
    Where can (I) get all those plugins ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOriginalH
    ctrl "t"

    Or install the mouse-gestures plug-in (a must for me), and right-click - move "up".
    Actually, just click the middle mouse button on a link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmj
    Actually, just click the middle mouse button on a link.
    ....don't have one (but useful on the pc's that I do...)
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    the mouse wheel or what ever it is called also does the same thing (works like the middle mouse button)
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    Quote Originally Posted by website
    the scroll cycle or what ever it is called also does the same thing (works like the middle mouse button)
    I know that - like I said, don't have one!

    (Deliberate choice at work - was using it too much and started getting rsi...)
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    I don't have either, but H's tip worked well enough...

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    Well, I think I may be staying with Netcaptor since Microsoft locks me into outlook. Darn them for opening explorer instead of the default browser. I wish the Mozilla team could make a workaround.

    And no, I cant use another PIM than Outlook - it's the only thing that syncs with my Sony Ericsson P800.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOriginalH
    I know that - like I said, don't have one!

    (Deliberate choice at work - was using it too much and started getting rsi...)
    Uh I though almost all computer had them
    but anyhow, great site, great extensions, I love this browser!

    Cheers!
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    Hehe, no worries!

    If ya wanna open links in a new tab XQ, simply "ctrl" click, and you have the same functionality
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOriginalH
    Fantastic program (as is Outlook, Evolution's free though ). I've heard that they have it connecting to exchange server OK now?
    Wouldn't know really. I haven't had to connect to an Exchange Server in 3 years now. All of my email is either POP3 or IMAP and sent very standard SMTP (usually relayed through my ISP).
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    Mouse gestures was alright for forward-back but I kept triggering things by accident

    There are 3 things which still bug me about the browser:
    HTTP Uploads don't work.
    Can't close first tab if it's selected.
    Doesn't "fix" pages like IE does (it expects valid code).

    The third shouldn't be fixed, but the other two are a pain :0

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    Quote Originally Posted by geiger
    HTTP Uploads don't work
    Really? Hadn't tried. Interesting. I'd be interested to find out if anyone can verify this.
    Can't close first tab if it's selected.
    No problem here.
    Doesn't "fix" pages like IE does (it expects valid code).
    As it should. The whole point of standards is that people follow them. The problem with IE is that they don't follow standards to the letter. The fact that I can get a kick-*** site all in standards compliant CSS (or at least using only proprietary code in the specific browser) is a testament to the fact that following standards does not mean crappy design (see www.emmense.com).
    The third shouldn't be fixed, but the other two are a pain :0
    I'm glad you said that. It means I didn't have to write that last paragraph, but I still did anyway because it's a sopabox I'm getting on more these days.
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    lol nice

    Supposidely they "broke" HTTP uploads with the last build. Not sure exactly what that means (heard it at MozillaZine) but I'm guessing it worked in the last version

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch
    Really? Hadn't tried. Interesting. I'd be interested to find out if anyone can verify this.
    Regarding uploads, ask and you shall receive....


    Nope... Doesn't seem to work using Firebird under KDE with the Linux 2.4.18 kernal.
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    I have uploaded a text file using the http protocol with .php?

    (to load up a db)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOriginalH
    I have uploaded a text file using the http protocol with .php?

    (to load up a db)
    With 0.6 or a nightly build?
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    I just downloaded it and i'm impressed. I like how small it is and how featureless it is. Except I do like the built in popup blocker. Very nice. Seems fast too. I like the js console too, only thing good about netscape. Hopefully more development will be in place for firebird.
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    0.6 I think - although I may have got a nightly by accident (I have blond days). I'll be doing it again Friday so I'll keep ya posted


    Edit:


    At home now, did it at work - just clarifying so I don't look like a complete doofus who can't click "help"-"about"
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    Question: What's all this about "nightly builds"? I heard one of the developers (I think it was) post something about the computer running over the night, generating the program automatically. Yepp, confused me. What??

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    That's about right. Think of it as a cron job that runs nightly to compile and build FireBird from source files. It's the latest (except for CVS sources) binary, or more correctly, 'build'.

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    How does a computer know how to make a browser? To me, that's like making a cron job to develop a web site.

    ??

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    It doesn't know how to make a browser. The browser is written in source code (C++ likely) and every night it is compiled. Compiling is simply a process of turning source code into executable computer language. So after a day of changes, a nightly build (or compilation) is performed and distributed.
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    Hm... so it translates one working language into another more usable language?


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